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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Office of Police Secondary Employment

The Office of Police Secondary Employment (OPSE) is now coordinating secondary police work (i.e. “police details”). The New Orleans City Council passed two ordinances that were the first steps toward enabling the OPSE to begin accepting payments for police secondary work. The current fee structure is as follows:

Fee Schedule
Rank Officer

Fee (15%, not to exceed $5)

Maj/Cmdr/Capt $39  $5 $44
Lieutenant $35  $5 $40
Sergeant (or full-time Lt
working down in Sgt role)*
$32.10 $4.80 $36.90
Patrol Officer $29.33 $4.35 $33.68
Full time employed Lt or Sgt
working in a non-supervisory role*
$29.33 $4.35 $33.68
Reserve Officer any rank,
working in a non-supervisory role
$29.33 $4.35 $33.68

*The Council also passed a Holiday Premium of $17 per officer per hour that will be added to the standard customer rates on designated holidays and other times of high officer demand when officer availability is limited. This premium applies to all officers, regardless of rank, and does not incur any additional administrative fee. The full amount will be passed on to officers as a $17 per hour increase in pay on those days.

OPSE implemented a phased approach of the new police secondary employment policies and procedures. The OPSE has initially managed a small number of jobs, but has gradually taken on more jobs as the year progresses, so that by the end of 2014 the new system will be fully implemented, managing all new and existing paid details by New Orleans Police Department employees.

Current customers who employ NOPD officers for police secondary work that have not been contacted by the OPSE or the officer currently working the detail regarding the impending changes, please contact us immediately.

Many valued customers and officers have contacted OPSE regarding the rotation of officers on secondary jobs. One of the chief objectives of the secondary employment reforms has been to ensure that work opportunities are fairly distributed among qualified officers. While the office is mandated to rotate officers at least once in 365 days, it will be done in a way that is least disruptive to your business. Officer rotation will not begin until 2014.

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Last updated: 6/11/2014 5:57:30 PM

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